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First ever full build, needed to replace a computer that was DOA due to lightning, and figured it was time to upgrade. I'll be using this for work, VPN mostly, but I really wanted to upgrade to triple monitors, and because I had an old 19" and the 780 supported it, I figured why not 4. Also Xbox360 RROD'ed a few months back, so I picked up a few classic games on the Steam summer sale before the old computer ate it, plus I got in on the Origin Humble Bundle.

Also, because we use Hot swap bays @ work, I decided to add one to my build, so I can back up my storage drive.

Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

Just an FYI, the Division was just confirmed for PC so, you got that going for you.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

good luck gaming without a card, but the if i were you, go GTX 780, go with a reference cooler one so it fits with the rest of the build, and plus it's a beast

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Right now just had to get it up and going for work. But Yea, the 780 reference is what I'm thinking too.

  • 76 months ago
  • -2 points

Personally i think the GTX 780 is over priced. Instead I'd go for SLI GTX 760. Yeah the reference cooler of the 780 would fit the build but the SLI would poop all over the 780 and save you money. :)

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

except he could buy another 780 later and have a monster machine for a lot longer

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

i like it man, love the mobo and the look of the case you got one sweet gaming build coming along

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya saw the price tag and then no graphics card.. made me sad but hey I spent a lot more before the graphics card too :P

I like the setup and the cable management is pretty solid.

That case looks better in pictures than it does online

+1

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're going to have two monitors, i 3 or 4 gb graphics card is recommended!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are not waiting till the next gen of amd cards, I'd get the 7990 A's it can easily do multi screen gaming and is the better performing card

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that a Universal Power Supply I see?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, after the lightning took out a bunch of our electronics, I figured that the UPS would be a good idea. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00429N19W/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent protection choice. I'd love a UPS for myself but we rarely get lightning strikes in the UK.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

*uninterruptible ;)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the green fans and lights. Its a good addition.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who likes a lot of fans :)

Have you considered a fan controller?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I looked into it, but my MOBO has enough fan ports to run what I have right now, and the ASUS fan software seems to be pretty good (still tweaking the settings a bit)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I use both! I'm running like 9 fans which all of the cables won't reach fan headers so I put in a controller which looks sick an it's quick and easy to just turn fans down or even off if need be!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, definitely a possibility later on down the line if I need it.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

You should look at amd video cards closely as their game deals are very good atm

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotta love your desk, good build too ;)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Now you just need a GPU :3

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

im getting this case and the same fans you are getting, can you turn of the green lights or do they always stay on when their running.this is my first build so im not sure.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

if the fans are running (for the Cougars) the lights are on, and get more intense as the fan speed goes up. for the Gelid's I accidentally bought the non LED versions.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy quad monitor! Nice build, me gustaaaaa

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think that there is room for a sound card (ASUS Xonar Essence STX) on the top PCI slot?

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't know for sure, because I haven't needed it, (the onboard audio is much better than my last PC's onboard) but as long as you don't have a backplate on you GPU, & don't have too big of a CPU cooler, it should fit fine in the top slot.

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

I personally advise a 7950 or 7970 for you. It was my understanding that the 9xxx series weren't coming out anytime soon, it is 8xxx next. (?)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, meant to put 8970.

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  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Now that you mention that, I think I remember hearing something about that, so I changed it to the vague "7970 successor".

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